Lenka Clayton

Visting MFA Core Faculty

Lenka Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers, exaggerates, and alters the accepted rules of everyday life, extending the familiar into the realms of the poetic and absurd. Recent exhibitions include The Museum Collects Itself, Mattress Factory Museum, PA (2023), 29 Tragedies, Laumeier Sculpture Park, MO, (2023) Rising Sun: Artists in An Uncertain America at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA (2023), Fruit and Other Things (2019) Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Object Temporarily Removed (2017) at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Talking Pictures (2017) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and … circle through New York (2017) at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY. Clayton is also the founder of An Artist Residency in Motherhood, a self-directed, open-source artist residency program that takes place inside the homes and lives of artists who are also parents. There are currently over 1,200 artists-in-residence in 80 countries. Clayton’s work has been supported by The Warhol Foundation, The Rothschild Foundation, Heinz and The Pittsburgh Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts. She has received an Art Matters Award, a Carol R. Brown Award for Creative Achievement, and a Creative Development Grant from Heinz/Pittsburgh Foundation. Clayton’s work is held in public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, SFMoMA, The Carnegie Museum of Art, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her work is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Artwork: 63 Objects Taken From My Son’s Mouth

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